CAS Chronicles

2023 Stories

PhD student and research assistant, John Henson. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

School of Geosciences PhD student travels to France to study rock samples for Chateaubriand Fellowship

Geosciences PhD student John Henson conducted research in France following the unexpected discovery of igneous rock samples from the 1970s.

December 11, 2023Accomplishments, Research

camera person wearing Bulls gear films basketball game

Students at the helm, USF an American Athletic Conference leader in streaming productions for ESPN+

USF is on its way to becoming No. 1 for streaming athletics events on ESPN+, the digital division of ESPN, for the American Athletic Conference. Student interns work tirelessly behind the scenes, helping bring more than 180 sporting events to streaming devices ­– enhancing USF’s exposure across the world.

November 28, 2023Community Engagement

Colson Whitehead wearing a black leather jacket with arms crossed on a stand.

Two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead to visit USF as part of Frontier Forum lecture series

The College of Arts and Sciences is set to welcome two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead on Feb. 7 at the Marshall Student Center Oval Theater, as part of the signature lecture series Frontier Forum.

November 20, 2023Community Engagement, Events

Dr. Cathleen Kaveny opens the Frontier Forum lecture series with a brief overview of call-out culture. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

Frontier Forum series features Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Cathleen Kaveny for a discussion on ‘call-out culture’

The USF College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Judy Genshaft Honors College, welcomed Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Cathleen Kaveny for a Frontier Forum lecture series discussion on 'call-out culture.’

November 17, 2023Community Engagement, Events, Featured

Bee box at the USF Botanical Gardens. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

Messer Family Award gives the gift of beekeeping

Kenneth Gay is named the Messer Family Award recipient, providing him one year of beekeeping classes at the USF Botanical Gardens.

November 17, 2023Alumni, Community Engagement

Monique D. Hayes at the Women, Wills, and Wine event. (Photo courtesy of Addy Rundqwist)

Monique D. Hayes pioneers a legal legacy as a University of South Florida alumna

Monique D. Hayes is a distinguished business attorney who has made an impact in the legal profession. Among her numerous achievements, her most notable is as an alumna of the University of South Florida.

November 17, 2023Alumni, Community Engagement

person sitting in front of computer monitors in computer room

School of Information faculty and graduate develop statewide cyber intelligence assessment for Florida's critical infrastructure

School of Information faculty and alumnus were tapped by Cyber Florida to provide threat/intelligence risk assessment for Florida’s critical infrastructure.

November 16, 2023Research

Attendees of this year’s Urban Food Sovereignty Summit toured the Sweetwater Organic Community Farm in Tampa, Fla. to experience a local food system in action. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

Urban Food Sovereignty Summit focuses on strides to improve food systems in urban communities

The Urban Food Sovereignty Summit showcased new strides being made to advance food sovereignty in urban communities and brought together community members and partners to share their solutions for advancing more sustainable and equitable food systems.

November 16, 2023Community Engagement, Events, Research

(From left) Wendy Whitt, associate director and senior associate instructor in The Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications, presents Tampa Bay Times journalists Zachary Sampson and Langston Taylor with the Waldo Proffitt Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism in Florida. (Photo by Alessandra Casanova)

The Zimmerman School at USF honors two Tampa Bay Times journalists for excellence in environmental journalism

The Zimmerman School at USF honors Tampa Bay Times journalists Zachary Sampson and Langston Taylor as recipients of the Waldo Proffitt Award for their excellence in environmental journalism in Florida.

November 16, 2023Accomplishments, Community Engagement

(From Left) USF students Asia Anderson, Eduardo Fox-Velazquez, associate professor Joshua Scacco, USF students Camila Cernawsky Nakandakari, and Aldo Puccinion, on a research field trip to the Iowa caucuses in 2020. (Photo courtesy of Joshua Scacco)

New Center for Sustainable Democracy to create research opportunities for students

Center for Sustainable Democracy is established within the College of Arts and Sciences under the leadership of Professor Joshua Scacco.

November 15, 2023Community Engagement

Dr. Mildred “Mimi” Perreault. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

Zimmerman School professor shares study on how rural journalists and public relations practitioners navigate the boundaries of their careers

Dr. Mildred “Mimi” Perreault and her colleagues conducted a study exploring how rural journalists balance their responsibilities with the increasing influence of public relations practices when reporting information to their communities.

November 15, 2023Accomplishments, Research

(From left) Chemistry department faculty member Dr. Kimberly Fields, USF student volunteers Anad Patel, Corissa Quarterman, Elliot Santaella Aguilar, associate professor of instruction Dr. Christie Tang, and USF student volunteers Nour El Hoda Malone, Sofia Osuna, and Justin Ramos at MOSI. (Photo courtesy of Corissa Quarterman)

Chemistry department hosts exciting experiment at MOSI to celebrate National Chemistry Week

The USF Chemistry Department held a free experiment with the help of six undergraduate volunteers. The experiment demonstrated a captivating chemical reaction for participants.

November 14, 2023Community Engagement

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